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Lambic--is it really that hard to find?


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Lambic--is it really that hard to find?

Non Cognomina | Jul 26, 2006 10:56 PM

On my way to visit a friend, I stopped by Trader Joe's in Napa to pick up a bottle of Lambic (that's where he usually gets it). But alas they were out of stock. I asked where else I might be able to find a bottle, and the manager I spoke to got a little dramatic and said the next nearest Trader Joe's was "quite a drive" from their store. I asked if there was another area store where I might find it, and his reply was that it's not that common for stores to stock it. I found this difficult to believe. I don't drink much of it (usually only when I'm with my friend) and am wondering, is Lambic really that rare in the Bay Area, or was the clerk simply misinformed/promoting his store (said they'd have it in stock in a few days)?

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